The communication tool Beep Pakistan, which spans 41 federal ministries and departments. Has finally been made available to government employees by the Ministry of Information Technology. The general public will soon have access to it as well.
‘Beep Pakistan,’ a locally developed messaging app, has been unveiled by the Federal Minister for Information Technology, Syed Amin Ul Haque, during a launch ceremony emphasising the product’s importance for Pakistan’s IT industry.
Why They Design Beep Pakistan
The app is designed to be a substitute for WhatsApp and other social networking tools. With capabilities like video conferencing and audio and video calling. It will be utilised for secure communication between government officials. Additionally, users will be able to securely share private government records.
In its initial 30-day trial phase, ‘Beep Pakistan’ will serve as an internal communication tool between the Ministry of IT and Communication and the National Information Technology Board (NITB). The app will then be introduced to all government departments before being made accessible to the general public across the country.
Who Can Use This?
Software is initially only accessible to federal agencies, but in a subsequent phase, provincial governments will also have access to it. The general public will be allowed to utilise this application after government workers. As a result, Beep Pakistan will become the first locally developed social media platform in the nation.
Is This Is Safe?
The chat software has been made completely safe, according to Minister Haque. Pakistan is where the source code and servers for it are located. The software comes with a number of functions, including as data sharing, conference calling, and audio and video chatting.
- Syed Amin Ul Haque stated that, despite the fact that some of the neighbouring nations have already adopted substitute messaging services, Pakistan is moving in the correct route.
- Minister Haque expressed gratitude for the National Information Technology Board’s (NITB) efforts and delight in the effective creation of Pakistan’s WhatsApp substitute.
Growth Of Domestic IT Industry
The development of the app is a result of the nation’s efforts to develop its domestic IT industry and lessen its dependency on other platforms.
According to the authorities, the programme is more secure than the alternatives because its server is situated in Pakistan. This application’s source code will likewise be hosted in Pakistan. By investing Rs. 79 billion in 83 new projects, the app’s connectivity has been made possible.
Launching Ceremony Of Beep Pakistan
Senior members of the Ministry of IT, including Federal Minister for IT and Telecom Syed Amin Ul Haque, attended the Beep Pakistan app’s launch event.
The introduction of this programme, according to the IT Minister, would put a stop to audio and video leaks. He added that over the previous four years, three new incubation centres had been formed. He says:
“Today, 33 companies are manufacturing smartphones in Pakistan. World’s major companies are also manufacturing mobile phones in Pakistan. In 2020, IT exports were only $1 billion. Today, IT exports have reached $2.6 billion. Our aspiration is to take IT exports up to $15 billion.”
According to Syed Amin Ul Haque, significant milestones like the Data Protection Bill and the Cyber Security Policy have also been reached.
A new age of safe and effective communication for both the public and government personnel is ushering in with the introduction of Beep Pakistan. This homegrown software is a monument to Pakistan’s burgeoning digital expertise with its cutting-edge features and focus on data protection.